Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery

  • Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—after the hurricanes

    Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—after the hurricanes

    Resiliency and coastal restoration experts say severe storm recovery starts with preparedness

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  • Can Caribbean islands modernize their way to affordable, resilient energy grids?

    Can Caribbean islands modernize their way to affordable, resilient energy grids?

    Storms like Irma and Maria expose the cost and vulnerability of diesel-based energy; renewables and battery storage will change the game

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    Houston architect Laura Sachtleben says that Hurricane Harvey provided an opportunity to think differently about preparation and resilience

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  • Published in Providence Business News: Five Questions with Melissa Carter

    Published in Providence Business News: Five Questions with Melissa Carter

    Providence Business News speaks with Melissa Carter about our role on the final phase of the largest public works project in Rhode Island history

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  • [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    FEMA Risk MAP data and 3D mapping help the public visualize flood risk and support more resilient communities

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  • 3 steps dam owners and communities should commit to today to address dam safety

    3 steps dam owners and communities should commit to today to address dam safety

    Maintaining our dams and having a plan for the worst are key to protecting life and property

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  • Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Natural Disasters, such as catastrophic flooding, challenge the very essence of the community

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  • Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Both a design and engineering feat, the Bellwood Quarry-turned-reservoir will serve as Atlanta's emergency water source in case of another drought

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  • Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment

    Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment

    As human advance and interact with more geotechnical hazards, the role of the geotechnical specialist becomes increasingly complex and embodies more responsibility

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  • Published: Structural engineer rides out 7.0 quake in Anchorage, then inspects for damage

    Published: Structural engineer rides out 7.0 quake in Anchorage, then inspects for damage

    What’s it like to experience a massive earthquake and then get to work checking to make sure the city is safe? Structural engineer Bruce Hopper explains.

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  • Fueling the fire: How a designer’s diversion from studying created new opportunities

    Fueling the fire: How a designer’s diversion from studying created new opportunities

    An international design competition provides an unexpected platform for personal and professional growth

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  • Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    The critical work of upgrading our decaying infrastructure has been put on the back burner—that must change

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  • Published in ENR:  Pumped storage: The world's most effective battery

    Published in ENR: Pumped storage: The world's most effective battery

    Mario Finis, senior vice president and leader for Stantec's WaterPower & Dams business line, discusses the world’s biggest and most effective battery and the biggest driver for energy storage globally

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  • 2018 Joseph Ellam President's Award presented to Oroville Dam Spillway Incident team member

    2018 Joseph Ellam President's Award presented to Oroville Dam Spillway Incident team member

    Peter Dickson, Stantec geotechnical practice leader, served on the 2018 Joseph Ellam President’s award-winning Independent Forensic Team Report - Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

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  • Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    As we approach International Day for Disaster Reduction, a resilience study for Wellington, New Zealand, shows the value of planning

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  • How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    3 steps utilities can take to ensure their communities are prepared for the next natural disaster

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  • Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes

    Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes

    Brianna Daniels helps to rebuild a California Boy Scout camp devastated by wildfire—and discovers her most memorable project

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  • National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    Preparing an emergency kit and checking your insurance coverage are two simple steps towards preparedness

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  • Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    What are we doing with excavated sediments? Here’s how municipalities can save thousands of dollars while conserving landfill space.

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  • Published: Repairing Spillway Damage at Wanapum Dam

    Published: Repairing Spillway Damage at Wanapum Dam

    A crack discovered in one of spillway monoliths at Wanapum Dam led to a need to stabilize the structure and prevent further damage

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